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The Haley Hotel Rolls Out OpenKey's Mobile Key Technology with a Bang

OpenKey 13 November 2018
DALLAS, TEXAS (November 13, 2018) - The Haley Hotel, located in Santa Barbara, California, unveiled their newest partnership with OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile access in hotels. The innovative technology provides hotel guests with powerful features on their personal smartphone. Guests can check-in and check-out remotely, receive a room assignment, hotel directions and Wi-Fi codes, and easily access their room and common area doors all from their mobile device.Named after the famous Captain Salisbury Haley, the Haley Hotel already has a lot to celebrate. Since opening this summer, travelers have flocked to the hotel to relax in the new guestrooms that beautifully capture the soul of Santa Barbara. Guests from all over the world visit the picturesque seaside town and stay at the Haley for the quintessential local vibe. Throughout the property, guests will notice the furniture, artwork and crafted leather goods handmade by Santa Barbara artisans. The owners, who are proud Santa Barbara natives, have certainly left their touch throughout the property. The Haley Hotel is centrally located, offering easy and quick access to top restaurants, bars, local attractions and more."Our goal is to provide a local, yet modern experience to our hotel guests that reflects the feel of the Haley," said Marcus Natale, Director of Operations for Haley Hotel. "Adding OpenKey's mobile technology provides us a competitive-edge, and more importantly, our guests can enjoy a superior hotel stay experience."Seventy-six percent of travelers say their smartphone is the most important travel companion, yet less than one-third of hotels offer mobile check-in and check-out. In a potentially trend-changing move, more hoteliers are understanding the value of adopting mobile key. Reducing operational costs, improving online guest ratings and reducing check-in lines are just some of the benefits."The Haley Hotel simply gets it," said Brian Shedd, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for OpenKey. "As the newest kid on the block, they are already ahead of the game. We applaud them and are honored they have joined the OpenKey family."Today, OpenKey can be found in 50 countries on six continents. The innovative key technology works with 90 percent of all digital hotel locks and is both user-friendly and affordable. The Haley Hotel is one of the latest hotel brands to partner with OpenKey.About Haley Hotel Based in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara and surrounded by the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops and local attractions, the Haley Hotel is the ideal urban oasis. Our 17-room hotel offers contemporary, artistic and stylish accommodations in an unbeatable location. The brand new guestrooms feature modern furniture and artwork crafted by local artisans, bringing the soul of Santa Barbara into each room. We are modern, clean, comfortable, California.
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The Woodmark Hotel Launches Mobile Key with OpenKey and MIWA

OpenKey 6 November 2018
DALLAS, TEXAS (November 6, 2018) - The Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa, a Destination Luxury Hotel located in Kirkland, Washington has selected OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key, as their provider of choice for keyless room entry. Guests at The Woodmark will enjoy a high-tech and seamless experience courtesy of the OpenKey and MIWA Lock integration.Voted as Top Hotel in The Pacific Northwest & Alaska by Conde Nast Traveler 2018 Readers' Choice Awards, The Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa seeks to empower their guests by continually expanding their world through experiences that are distinctive and, above all, genuinely true to place. Located just 15 minutes outside of Seattle on the picturesque shores of Lake Washington, The Woodmark counts on three signature restaurants, a full-service spa and a top-of-the-line fitness studio. Whether guests are staying for work or play, they can enjoy endless outdoor recreation options such as kayaking and boat tours. The AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel combines personalized service and luxury lifestyle amenities. To top it all off, modern conveniences such as OpenKey's mobile technology empowers guests to use their smartphone for keyless room entry and express check-out options. They can also access hotel directions, dining options and Wi-Fi information on their mobile devices."The Woodmark Hotel continues to elevate the guest experience in providing a broad array of one-of-a-kind amenities in the greater Seattle area," said Howard Jacobs, Area General Manager for Destination Hotels/Two Roads Hospitality. "OpenKey has been an excellent partner in allowing our customers a streamlined ability via their smartphone to check in remotely as well as access their guest room."The Woodmark is combining the OpenKey platform with MIWA digital locks. The MIWA Lock Company, Japan's foremost provider of high-performance locks and security systems has an exclusive partnership with OpenKey as the mobile keyless entry system for all MIWA digital locks with Bluetooth Low Energy functionality."MIWA and OpenKey's combined solution delivers enterprise grade security and stability," said Brian Shedd, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for OpenKey. "It is a perfect complement for The Woodmark where luxury offerings, high quality and reliability are the standard for their guests. We look forward to this powerful collaboration with them."OpenKey has revolutionized the hotel industry and continues to reshape the standard for guest service. Its innovative key technology works with 90 percent of all digital hotel locks and is both user-friendly and affordable.About The Woodmark Hotel The Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa is the only luxury boutique hotel on the picturesque shores of Lake Washington. Within 15 minutes of Seattle, Redmond, Bellevue, and Woodinville Wine Country, our boutique waterfront hotel combines personalized service, luxury lifestyle amenities, and a serene lakeside setting. Be inspired to accomplish more, or simply immerse in local life. Close to everything, but far from the everyday - The Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa is a stunning location for waterfront weddings, inspired meetings and events, family getaways, corporate retreats, and romantic escapes.
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California Lodging Industry Association Teams With OpenKey

OpenKey 30 October 2018
SACRAMENTO, CA (October 30, 2018) - California Lodging Industry Association (CLIA) today announced the appointment of OpenKey as Exclusive Mobile Key Provider for the Association, whose mission is to promote, protect and advance the interest of lodging owners and their management teams statewide, and to provide a network of resources to support member efficiency, profitability and professionalism. OpenKey is the industry standard for universal mobile key in hotels.On the OpenKey partnership CLIA President David Bowman remarked, "The California Lodging Industry Association has a long history of serving California hotel owners and the hotel industry through establishing strategic partnerships that promote improved operational outcomes for our members. Partnering with OpenKey is an example of doing that by recognizing the beneficial potential that digital key offers to hoteliers and guests alike."Since its inception in 1946, CLIA has served as a major voice for the independent lodging industry when group action has been needed, especially important when lobbying industry views before government agencies. In addition, the Association is continually aware of the need to provide programs and services required by members to more effectively and profitably operate their businesses. CLIA has become and continues to be increasingly visible and aggressive as a coordinator of industry efforts with a focal point being to develop business strategies to keep the industry economically sound."OpenKey is honored to be working with CLIA toward a more sustainable future for hotels in California by improving guest convenience and security while eliminating plastic keycard waste for guestroom access," said Brian Shedd, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for OpenKey. "The evolution towards mobile keyless entry is a global trend that OpenKey is proud to be leading through innovative programs for hoteliers and exclusive partnerships like this one. We applaud the important work and forward-thinking that CLIA provides for over 1,000 members."In 2014, OpenKey set out to perfect mobile hospitality. Its keyless entry technology has been elevating the guest experience while reducing hotel staff workload. In addition to empowering guests with a tap of a button on their smartphones, it also reduces waste, eliminating the need for plastic key cards.About CLIAThe California Lodging Industry Association (CLIA) is California's hospitality trade association serving independent lodging owners and operators. CLIA, since its inception in 1946, is the recognized leader for providing legislative, educational marketing, and profit oriented programs for the California lodging industry. Visit www.clia.org to learn more about CLIA.Media Contact for CLIABobbie Singh-Allen, bsinghallen@clia.org, 916.925.2915
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Remington Hotels Selects OpenKey For Independent Portfolio

OpenKey 17 October 2018
DALLAS, TEXAS (October 17, 2018) - Remington Hotels, a leading independent hotel management company today announced a portfolio-level partnership with OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key in hotels. The eight largest third-party manager in North America, Remington Hotels provides top quality service in the areas of property management and condominium hotel management with over 40 years of experience in the hospitality business.On the OpenKey partnership Remington Hotels Chief Operating Officer Sloan Dean remarked, "Guests at our hotels are expecting to use their mobile devices to control more of their experience on property, and partnering with OpenKey is one way Remington Hotels is responding to those evolving guest demands and delivering an exceptional stay experience across our portfolio of a dozen independently flagged hotels."In addition to the independent hotel portfolio, Remington manages over 85 hotels in 27 states across 16 different brands - providing the company experience with mobile keyless platforms from Hilton, Starwood and Marriott brands. "We have a great deal of experience with digital keys in our hotels, and we've found the OpenKey platform to be very user-friendly and simple for the hotel staff and guests to engage with," stated Dean."Remington Hotels is leading the way in creating an exceptional guest experience in their managed properties," said TJ Person, OpenKey CEO. "Our goal is to revolutionize the hotel industry and reshape the standard for guest service. We are honored to be working around the world in partnership with leading hotel management companies like Remington Hotels and their dedicated staff of hospitality professionals."In 2014, OpenKey set out to perfect mobile hospitality. Its keyless entry technology has been elevating the guest experience while reducing hotel staff workload. In addition to empowering guests with a tap of a button on their smartphones, it also reduces waste, eliminating the need for plastic key cards.
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StayNTouch and OpenKey Create Innovative Benefit for Hotel Staff and Guests

OpenKey 11 October 2018
StayNTouch, an innovator in mobile technology and Property Management Systems (PMS) for hotels and lodging, along with OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key in hotels have introduced Automated Mobile Key Delivery to their existing platform solution.Automated Mobile Key Delivery makes it incredibly fast and convenient for front desk agents to manage guest reservations and issue mobile keys. With this freedom comes precious time that can be focused on ensuring hotel guest needs are met. Many hotels in the U.S. have already successfully deployed the added feature, including the Jupiter and Jupiter NEXT hotels, Merrill Hotel & Conference Center, ARCTHE.HOTEL and Blackburn Inn. Guests can also enjoy the benefits of Automated Mobile Key Delivery internationally at the Amrath Apart-Hotel in the Netherlands."Partners like OpenKey who are constantly thinking ahead are a great example of how industry leaders can work together and leverage technology for the benefit of a hotel's bottom line and an enhanced guest experience," said Jos Schaap, Founder and CEO of StayNTouch.StayNTouch offers hotels the opportunity to integrate multiple cloud-solutions on one platform:Rover PMS: Next generation Hotel PMS, fully cloud, fits on every device, optimizes hotel operations from front desk, to groups, to housekeeping to revenue management. Simple monthly pricing that includes training, integrations and configuration.Zest: Enables guest pre-engagement and guest services via mobile web. Guest-enabled mobile check-in & out via smartphone or desktop. Private labeled, PMS-integrated mobile check-in &/or checkout. Bill review, preference collection, upsell opportunities, and remote key fulfillment. Promote and monetize late checkouts."The integration of Automated Mobile Key Delivery to the Rover PMS is a simple, effective and powerful improvement," said Brian Shedd, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for OpenKey. "Front desk staff manage thousands of key assignments on a weekly basis. In this business, we know that time is of the essence. OpenKey is committed to partnering with leading PMS providers around the world like StayNTouch to help drive efficiency, while empowering hotel staff and guests."OpenKey and StayNTouch are working together to deliver technological advances that improve the guest experience in hotels worldwide. OpenKey has made a name for itself through its universal mobile access solution for hotel room entry and continues to revolutionize the hotel industry, reshaping the standard for guest service.About StayNTouchStayNTouch is a "Software as a Service" mobile hotel property management system (PMS) company focused on developing solutions that help hotels raise service levels, drive revenues, reduce costs, and ultimately change the way hotels can captivate their guests.Developed with mobility in mind, the pioneering platform enables hotels to create long-lasting relationships with their guests by delivering personalized service levels that today's guests require. StayNTouch operates on tablets and smartphones, empowering hotel employees to go above and beyond in exceeding guest expectations at every touch point.Powering over 90,000 rooms globally, our game-changing solution frees hotels from the constraints of legacy or premise systems, dramatically streamlines operations, increases margins, and revolutionizes how front-line staff connects with guests.StayNTouch is a trusted partner to many of the most forward-thinking hotels, resorts, casinos and chains in the industry, including Yotel, Zoku Amsterdam, Conscious Hotels, Valencia Hotels, The Freehand Hotels, First Hotels, Modus Hotels, and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.StayNTouch was founded in 2013 by Jos Schaap. After their initial investment in the company's 2016 Series A fundraise, Shiji Group acquired StayNTouch in September of 2018.Media Contact for StayNTouchFrewoini Gollafrewoini@stayntouch.com301-799-3280
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OpenKey Launches Mobile Key At MiniMax Premier Hotel In China

OpenKey 1 October 2018
DALLAS, TEXAS and SHANGHAI, CHINA (October 1, 2018) - OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key in hotels, has launched an innovation in the keyless entry space at the MiniMax Premier Hotel Shanghai Hongqiao supported by the OpenKey China office in Shanghai, China.Similar in many respects to the well-known OpenKey mobile app used around the world, the OpenKey China version includes several innovations to address specific needs in the Chinese market including the ability to request an invoice required for reimbursement of business expenses and most significantly the ability to access a hotel room using the ubiquitous social platform WeChat - akin to LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all in one social network and used by 70 percent of the Chinese population.The MiniMax Premier brand is a combination of high-end quality and smart technology, of trendy and a friendly feel, and of comfort and ingenuity. The brand's creative design and stylishness make the latest trends seem close at hand. Throwing aside the traditional concept of a high-end hotel, the brand takes guests on a unique experience through its four signature brand distinctions: The interactive lobby concept- Inspiration Space, Creative Design, Delightful Service and 5-Star Quality Rooms."The guests of MiniMax Premier Hotels expect the latest in hotel technology, it's part of our brand positioning and the promise we deliver on for our loyal patrons," stated Kerry Li, General Manager at MiniMix Premier Hotel Shanghai Hongqiao. "Partnering with OpenKey China was the simple choice for us to improve the guest experience and deliver the most secure and convenient guestroom access in the market."The ultra-modern 4-star MiniMax Premier Hotel Shanghai Hongqiao is located in Hongqiao Economic Zone, the Greatest IBP Industry Area and Hongqiao Business Circle. Opened in 2015, the unique hotel attracts visitors with its innovative architecture and comfortable rooms fitted with complimentary wireless internet, an in-room safe, climate control, a seating area and a trouser press. Located in close proximity to the Hongqiao train station, the hotel attracts business travelers and leisure guests who enjoy high-speed rail service throughout China."OpenKey is excited to be leading innovation in keyless entry in China and around the world," commented TJ Person, OpenKey CEO. "We're proud to be working with the prestigious MiniMax Premier Hotel and grateful to our team in Shanghai for developing an outstanding mobile key product for the China market." About MiniMax Premier Hotel Shanghai Hongqiao Minimax Premier Hotel Shanghai Hongqiao offers a convenient location in a leisure area of Shanghai. The property lies within 10 km from Plaza 66 and 5 km away from Hongqiao airport. Guests will find Songhong Road subway station near this unique hotel. Minimax Premier Hotel Shanghai Hongqiao offers stylish and comfortable rooms with trendy decor featuring free Wi-Fi, an in-room safe, a mini bar, a dressing area and direct dial phone. The rooms have a view over the garden. Guests can relax in a warm atmosphere of a relaxed on-site restaurant serving healthy authentic local breakfasts and meals. The property offers a business center, a meeting room and a fax machine for guest use. On-site children facilities feature cribs, a playground and a pool. A gym, aerobics classes and a fitness center are among the on-site facilities.
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McCarren Hotel & Pool Debuts OpenKey's Mobile Key Access

OpenKey 27 September 2018
DALLAS, TEXAS (September 27, 2018) - McCarren Hotel & Pool, one of the most sought after urban retreats located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has unveiled keyless room access powered by OpenKey's innovative technology. OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key in hotels, will support the McCarren's efforts in delivering an unparalleled experience to its digital native guests.McCarren Hotel & Pool is a neighborhood oasis where guests can enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences paired with luxury amenities and first-class service. The modern guest rooms are a true relaxation destination that feature Frette linens and rainfall showers. Guests can sip handcrafted cocktails while taking in the breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline at the lively rooftop bar. McCarren's stylish pool was just listed as one of New York City's best pools by Travel & Leisure. This rooftop has become a local hot spot and provides a unique experience where guests and locals can mingle. Urban explorers looking to venture out especially like that McCarren is located within walking distance of Brooklyn's favorite restaurants and attractions."At McCarren, we have earned a reputation for being cutting-edge and providing top-of-the line experiences for today's trendsetting traveler," said James McCue, Director of Operations. "Partnering with OpenKey was crucial if we are to maintain our distinction, respond to the needs of our guests and remain mindful of evolving times."Today's traveler is more connected than ever, especially Millennials who have been tech-savvy from an early age. Mobile innovation and convenience are natural to them. With OpenKey's technology, hotel guests can use their smartphone to check in or out at their leisure, access hotel amenities and enjoy enhanced security via mobile keyless entry. In addition to empowering guests with a quick touch of a button, OpenKey also helps hoteliers reduce their carbon footprint by eliminating the need for plastic key cards."Partners like McCarren understand the value of harnessing the power of innovative technology to elevate the guest experience," said Brian Shedd, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for OpenKey. "Naturally, this is a great partnership and we are very honored they have selected OpenKey in their efforts to remain cutting-edge and competitive."In 2014, OpenKey set out to perfect mobile hospitality and continues to reshape the standard for guest service. It works with over 75 percent of digital hotel locks and is integrated with the largest lock manufacturers in the world across a wide variety of Bluetooth capable lock styles.About McCarren Hotel and PoolLocated in Williamsburg, Brooklyn's most vibrant neighborhood, McCarren Hotel & Pool is a stylish, sought-after urban retreat for trendsetters and urban explorers. We've spared no expense tricking out our modern guest rooms and suites with luxe amenities like Frette linens and deluxe bath products, while dreaming up ever more imaginative ways to experience the best of Brooklyn, including a local favorite rooftop bar with breathtaking views of Manhattan and one of New York City's largest outdoor swimming pools. Best of all, we're within easy walking distance of Brooklyn's favorite restaurants and attractions.
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The Clarendon Hotel and Spa Partners with OpenKey to Elevate its Guest Experience

OpenKey 7 August 2018
DALLAS, TEXAS -- The Clarendon Hotel and Spa, a four-star boutique hotel in the heart of Phoenix, has partnered with OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile access in hotels. Hotel guests will be able to bypass the front desk during check-in and access their room with mobile keyless entry. Integrating OpenKey's innovative technology will support the hotel's guest-centric approach and help deliver an experience expected from today's traveler.At The Clarendon Hotel and Spa guests can take in the beautiful skyline and mountain views at the hotel's SkyDeck rooftop. They've been recognized as having one of the best hotel pools in the city with the award-winning Oasis Pool that features one of the largest water walls in the world, VIP indoor and outdoor luxury cabanas and a 50-person HydroSpa. The full-service spa on-site offers massages, reflexology and aromatherapy treatments. The Clarendon Hotel and Spa offers the perfect blend of luxury, technology and value. Earlier this year, they were voted as one of the best value for hotels in the U.S. by TripAdvisor. Guests can select from three spacious room options with varying amenities and with a central location, can quickly reach the convention center, museums, parks, shopping, theaters, sports venues and concert halls. The property is pet-friendly, allowing a maximum of two dogs per room. Whether it's a trip for business, leisure, or a staycation, guests can truly enjoy The Valley of the Sun at The Clarendon Hotel and Spa."As we look to elevate our service, OpenKey's mobile technology will help us deliver a simplified and efficient guest experience," said Charles Morman, General Manager, The Clarendon Hotel and Spa. "Today's traveler wants to save time and enjoy their travel, not wait in check-in lines. We couldn't be happier about adding a tech solution that will ultimately benefit our guests."The 2018 Fuel Travel Hospitality Technology Study revealed that hoteliers are acutely aware that leveraging technology to improve the guest experience is key. And, a Cornell University's Center for Hospitality study found that just a five-minute wait at check-in can cause guest satisfaction to drop by 50 percent."Mobile key technology is a cost-efficient solution for hoteliers that are considering upping their guest experience," said Brian Shedd, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for OpenKey. "It is easy for our partners like The Clarendon Hotel and Spa to integrate into their existing offerings and second nature for hotel guests because their smartphones are part of their everyday lives."Guests at The Clarendon Hotel and Spa will have the ability to complete check-in remotely, receive a hotel room assignment and bypass the front desk, use their mobile key to access their hotel room and common area doors, all from their mobile device. Additionally, they'll receive hotel directions and free Wi-Fi codes directly to their phone and can inform the property of early or late arrival with a swipe of a finger.Media Contact for The Clarendon Hotel and SpaCharles Mormancharlesmorman@goclarendon.com602-252-7363About OpenKey Founded in 2014, OpenKey is reinventing the hospitality experience through its mobile access solution. The OpenKey app is the industry standard for universal mobile key technology and works with the majority of digital hotel locks. Hotels and their guests benefit from OpenKey's platform providing efficiency, convenience and cost savings. OpenKey is a privately held company located in Plano, Texas. The company has been funded by several of the largest hotel ownership and management companies in the world. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. For more information, please visit www.openkey.co.Media Contact for OpenKeyJuana Velizmedia@openkey.co469.661.0841
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Casa Pepe Welcomes OpenKey Mobile Technology to Mexico City

OpenKey 24 July 2018
DALLAS, TEXAS -- Embracing its one-of-a-kind appeal, Casa Pepe, a boutique hostel in the beautiful historic center of Mexico City, announces the addition of OpenKey's mobile technology to its suite of guest services. The OpenKey mobile app will provide guests with the comfort of easy check-in at their fingertips.Travel + Leisure recently named Mexico City as one of The 2018 World's Best Cities as part of their annual World's Best Awards reader survey. Casa Pepe provides the perfect location and cultural hub for guests to easily access the city. Major landmarks like El Zocalo, the Cathedral, Palacio de Bellas Artes and museums are all between a three to 15 minute walk. Guests of Casa Pepe can also enjoy free daily tours to explore local cantinas (bars) or relax at the property with entertainment such as in-house concerts, Mezcal and tequila tastings, or a lucha libre fight. Each spacious bedroom has a private bathroom and premium bunk beds, equipped with mini-lockers and suitcase lockers. For the connected traveler, Casa Pepe offers free Wi-Fi and USB and electrical connections at each bed. Adding to the hostel comforts, guests can now fully skip the front desk during check-in with OpenKey's mobile app."OpenKey is the perfect mobile technology solution for any hotelier looking to modernize and further enhance its guest experience and comforts," said Javier Puente, Founder and Managing Director of Casa Pepe. "Our goal has always been to put our guests first and ensure they feel welcomed and at home."In addition to an easy check-in and check-out process, OpenKey app users do not have to worry about carrying a disposable plastic key as they'll have keyless room access. Guests can also receive directions to Casa Pepe, inform the property of early or late arrival, and receive Wi-Fi codes all directly from the app without having to speak to anyone at the front desk."We are ecstatic to continue our growth into top destinations such as Mexico City with great partners like Casa Pepe," said Brian Shedd, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for OpenKey. "Along the way we have learned that in the spectrum of hotel brands, from boutique to chain and local to international, a universal sentiment for all hoteliers is elevating their guest experience."OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile access in hotels, can be found in 50 countries on six continents. The innovative key technology works with 90% of all digital hotel locks and is both user-friendly and affordable.About Casa PepeCasa Pepe is a boutique hotel ideally located in the heart of Mexico City. Landmarks like El Zocalo, the Cathedral, Palacio de Bellas Artes and museums are all within walking distance. Guests of Casa Pepe enjoy free daily tours to explore local cantinas and relaxing at the property with entertainment like in-house concerts and Mezcal and tequila tastings. Each spacious bedroom has a private bathroom and premium bunk beds, equipped with mini-lockers and suitcase lockers. For the connected traveler, Casa Pepe offers free Wi-Fi and USB and electrical connections at each bed. Media Contact for Casa PepeJavier Puentejavi@casapepe.mx+52 (1) 55 4930 5703About OpenKey Founded in 2014, OpenKey is reinventing the hospitality experience through its mobile access solution. The OpenKey app is the industry standard for universal mobile key technology and works with the majority of digital hotel locks. Hotels and their guests benefit from OpenKey's platform providing efficiency, convenience and cost savings. OpenKey is a privately held company located in Plano, Texas. The company has been funded by several of the largest hotel ownership and management companies in the world. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. For more information, please visit www.openkey.co.Media Contact for OpenKeyJuana Velizmedia@openkey.co469.661.0841
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Newly Renovated Silversmith Hotel Teams Up With OpenKey For A High-Tech Guest Experience

OpenKey 11 July 2018
DALLAS, TEXAS -- In the heart of the Windy City guests of the refined Silversmith Hotel can enjoy a high-tech experience, starting with a seamless keyless check-in process thanks to OpenKey's innovative technology. OpenKey is the industry standard for universal mobile access in hotels.The Silversmith Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel located in Chicago, focused on creating a distinct hotel experience through its renovation process, blending contemporary design elements with historic architecture. Each of the spacious 144-deluxe guestrooms feature 12-foot ceilings and high-tech amenities like complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and keyless room access. The Silversmith Hotel is situated one block from Millennium Park and just steps from cosmopolitan dining, shopping, the arts and nightlife destinations. For business travelers, the business center and meetings spaces are well-equipped with a number of convenient amenities. And while hospitality professionals are ready to assist 24-hours a day, OpenKey's innovative technology allows guests to skip the front desk and head to their room with check-in directly from their smartphone and keyless room access."We understand how important convenience is for today's traveler. Whether it's for business or pleasure, our goal is to make sure our guests enjoy luxurious accommodations with high-tech amenities," said Eric Batis, VP Portfolio Management for Silversmith owner Ashford Hospitality Trust. "Introducing OpenKey's mobile technology as part of our services ensures our guests get the best of both worlds."The easily downloadable OpenKey app ensures guests can receive directions to the hotel property, inform the resort of early or late arrival, access hotel Wi-Fi codes and more importantly, skip the front desk during check-in and check-out. A recent Oracle global study confirmed that 88 percent of consumers surveyed want a mobile app that supports check-in, check-out and provides a relevant and personalized experience. Further, OpenKey supports sustainability efforts in the hotel industry as keyless room access reduces the need for disposable plastic keys."The Silversmith Chicago, like many other hoteliers, see the value of how high-tech services can elevate the guest experience," said Brian Shedd, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for OpenKey. "We are thrilled to team up and support them with innovative mobile technology as they embark on a new chapter."OpenKey continues to revolutionize the hotel industry and reshape the standard for guest service. The seamless transition from traditional key cards to keyless entry has made OpenKey the go-to choice for hotels going through renovation or looking to upgrade.About Silversmith Chicago HotelA rare gem, the refined Silversmith Hotel is encased in classical architecture sparkling with a new choice of luxury through contemporary, spacious guest rooms and alluring lounge service.Ideally situated one block west of Michigan Avenue and one block east of State Street, the hotel facilitates quick access to Chicago's preeminent destinations. Presenting sophisticated service in a vibrant location, Silversmith Hotel creates a seamless experience where intimate luxury meets Chicago energy.
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The Mayumi Hotel Streamlines Mobile Keyless Access for New Flexible Stay, Community Driven Project with OpenKey

OpenKey 7 May 2018
Dallas, TX -- As travelers become more favorable towards implementing technological advances in their trips and experiences, the same desire for streamlined accessibility and convenience has emerged for their hotel check-in and home-living as well. That's why Mayumi, a new 35-unit boutique hotel nestled in Culver City, California, has partnered with OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key technology in hotels. Through this partnership, the Mayumi Hotel now offers an experience-focused technology platform with a mobile access solution that grants guests keyless access to their short- and long-term living spaces."Our demographic is all about openness, sharing, collaboration, and disrupting the more traditional living experience. We're excited to see how this product takes shape with existing and new visitors to residents in the area, and we couldn't think of a better way to hand them the keys to our creative communal-living space than by putting access to the property residences right on their smartphones," said Robert Herscu of Mayumi.Mobile technology offering entry access without a key or a key card is a recent focus of technological advancement in the hotel industry. OpenKey is pushing past the borders of the hotel industry and now establishing a name for the technology in the creative living space realm.OpenKey has made much of that opportunity. Since launching in 2014, the Dallas-based company has grown from three to 30 employees globally and services hotels in eleven countries across four continents. The partnership with The Mayumi, a new boutique hotel under the umbrella of HQ Development, a Los Angeles-based developer of upscale creative office space, is the first step for OpenKey beyond hotels and into creative stay and living spaces.Along with keyless access to their residences, short- and long-term occupants of the Mayumi can employ the OpenKey app to book amenities, notify the property of early or late arrival, receive property announcements and access Wi-Fi codes. Another plus for the civic-minded, environmentally conscious guests typically drawn to shared live and work spaces: OpenKey technology eliminates the need for disposable plastic keys.Housed in Culver City, The Mayumi has been transformed into a creative stay and work space with design by architecture firm, Shubin Donaldson. The two-story property offers 35 units with private bathrooms, modern-luxury furnishings, storage, flat-screen smart televisions, smartphone controls and more. Residents share common spaces including a full kitchen with top of the line appliances and an expansive courtyard area equipped with work stations and dining areas including BBQ and fire pit areas as well as a shared complimentary laundry room. The Mayumi provides an affordable stay alternative for guests as nightly rates starting at with special arrangements for month-to-month stays."We are excited to go beyond our usual base in the hotel industry and introduce our experience-focus technology platform to the Mayumi," said TJ Person, CEO at OpenKey. "As demand for creative hospitality space grows, guests will desire more and more technological innovation within their living arrangements. It's exciting to be able to establish a foothold within this new segment of home-living in its early stages of development."
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MIWA Lock Company Integrates with OpenKey to bring Mobile Keyless Entry to Hotel Chains Around the World

OpenKey 7 March 2018
TOKYO, JAPAN and DALLAS, TEXAS -- MIWA Lock Company, Japan's foremost provider of high-performance locks and security systems, announces a partnership and integration with OpenKey, the industry standard for Universal mobile key in hotels. The partnership will bring the enterprise grade security and stability of the OpenKey platform as the mobile keyless entry system for all MIWA digital locks with Bluetooth Low Energy functionality.OpenKey is the largest mobile key company in the world with hotels in 10 countries on 4 continents. Financially backed by several of the largest publicly-traded REITs in the U.S., OpenKey has seen explosive growth since launching in 2014. In Nov 2017, OpenKey brought mobile keyless entry to China by establishing an office for OpenKey China in Shanghai."MIWA is a recognized name in the lock and hospitality industries as providing very high quality, reliable and stylish solutions appealing to the high end of the hotel sector," said TJ Person, Founder and CEO of OpenKey. "We welcome the opportunity to partner with MIWA to provide mobile key to the thousands of satisfied MIWA hotels worldwide"MIWA is a true lock manufacturer and controls the quality of every aspect of every lock from start to finish. This dedication to high quality products and emphasis on research and development has ensured its customers receive the most advanced technology and materials, combined with a strong ecological manufacturing process that has earned the company various environmental management certifications.MIWA provides high security solutions to hotels worldwide combined with superior service."MIWA is known as an innovator, so it makes total sense to form a partnership with the leading provider of mobile keyless entry, OpenKey," said Chris Lawrence, Vice President of Sales, Miwa Lock Co. Ltd. "With Mobile Key compatibility built-in to every smartphone in the world today, we are excited to launch our new combined product and look forward to bringing it to our leading global customer base."MIWA Lock was established in 1945 and produced its first hotel card lock system in 1980. MIWA now has systems in most of the hotel brands around the globe as well as the finest unbranded properties. The company's ALV2 RFID locks comprise a stylish and slim design that has been installed at some of the world's leading hotels, including the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center in Arizona, the Beresford Hotel & Beresford Arms Hotel in San Francisco, the Ritz Carlton in Tokyo, and the Park Hyatt in China.About MIWA Miwa Lock Company is a Japanese lock manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.Since 1945, Miwa has grown to become Japan's foremost provider of high-performance locks and security systems used in approximately 50 countries around the world.Our emphasis on research and development ensures the most advanced technology and materials are incorporated into our RFID Locking Systems. Miwa Lock Company's BLE technology enables your guests to use their smart phones for easy access. Please visit www.miwalock.com

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